I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to Facebook but I do have an unhealthy urge to constantly log in. This annoys me to no end because it’s a habit that I have but don’t enjoy. In fact, it makes me miserable. Which is why I have deleted the Facebook app from my phone.I’ve noticed recently that there have been one too many times where my daughter has to get my attention because I’m looking at my phone. I’m not even doing anything important, just scrolling through endless posts of Aunt Acid sayings or my friends baby pics. At night I lose hours on this crap. Why? Why the need to know what other people are up to?? I understand that it’s human nature to be a bit voyeuristic but I dislike what I’m doing while I’m doing it but I still carry on. Ugh! No more!
I deleted Facebook last night then I spent 20 minutes playing with my daughter in the bath. This gave me joy. It made me happy. I treasured the time with her. I marveled at her focus as she filled my cupped hands with water and laughed as it trickled through my fingers. THIS is what I want in my life. From today I’m muting my Whatsapp chats and weaning myself off social media.
I don’t ever want the most precious person in my life to feel as if she has to compete with my phone for attention.